Two Bridges by Manon Owen in Anglesey

Anglesey is an island off the northwest coast of Wales. Two bridges span the Menai Strait connecting it to the mainland: the Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826; and the Britannia Bridge. Formerly part of Gwynedd, Anglesey, Holy Island, and other smaller islands now make up the Isle of Anglesey County.

The house in the photo is a grade two listed home called Craig Y Don, but it’s known as the haunted house by locals because of its spooky appearance.

The historical name for Trearddur Bay is Towyn Capel or Tywyn y Capel. At the centre of the beach lies an ancient burial ground.

Name:Manon Owen
Tell us about Anglesey:

Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, and a warm welcome. This unique island’s coastline, varied beaches, and historical towns makes a refreshing and romantic home base.

A perfect day?

My perfect day on Anglesey would consist of going to the local cafe for breakfast and then visit one of the many beautiful beaches nearby. One of my favorites is Newborough Beach, which connects to Llanddwyn Island, an area rich in legends.

What is the best thing about Anglesey?

Fresh air, history, beaches, coastline and the bridges.

What is the worst?

Nightlife, the weather and a lack of amenities.

What would be surprising about Anglesey to an outsider?

How friendly the locals are, and that Prince William and Kate lived here up until 2013.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

I am a fan of the local photographers and artists in the area. Niki Pilkington is a local illustrator who focuses on fashion and the people who wear it.


Name:Manon Owen

City:Anglesey, Wales

Favorite place to eat:

Hickory’s in Rhos-on-Sea.

Favorite place to drink:

Blue Sky in Bangor.

Favorite shop:

Lotti & Wren in Caernarfon.

Local Tip:

Make sure to visit Portmeirion Village. If you visit in September attend the festival that is held there.

Must Do:

Visit the castles, beaches, the Great Orme, and Llandudno Pier.